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Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
515-266-4466
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Ranked #12 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2010
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Terrible location, strange looking building, misleading name, fantastic service, excellent food, not expansive, great value. The restaurant was crowded, and on weekends they do not take reservations, but great restaurants tend to be busy. Never question a place that is crowded, be concerned if it is not. I asked about wines, and got a tour of the "cellar" by the... More

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Des Moines
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

I've been to this restaurant about half a dozen times and so far, I've been unable to find anything on the menu that is the least bit appetizing. The food is of the lowest quality and everything is covered in one horrid sauce or another. I wish I was able to describe accurately what their "food" is like, but luckily,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

Great restaurant. Always a great meal.

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Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

We were quoted a time of "not more than 25 minutes". After 45 minutes, and not seeing anyone in the waiting area that was there when we came in, we talked to the staff; they had forgotten us. The food was way too rich (everything was drenched in over-flavored sauces) and overpriced for what you got. I much prefer Olive... More

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Des Moines, IA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

My recommendation: venture out and try something besides the chicken spiedeni! The rest of the menu is good, too. It can feel a little crowded because the place is so popular. Best to make a reservation if you are planning to go on the weekend. The food is worth it.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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151 reviews 151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

Great tastes on every visit (steak marsala chicken spedini combo is a great option). Tirimisu is outstanding. Plan on spending a while as things move at a pretty relaxes pace. biggest shortfall of this place is that it is so popular that the crowed dining area has table shoe-horned in everywhich way. If you like that warm close feeling of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

Very good food. Very expensive on my budget, but very much worth the indulgence

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Iowa
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2009

went there with my children.and wife there were six of us...we were told that the wait would be 25 minutes, it turned out to be 45....okay I can deal with I told myself this place is supposed to be very good. So we sat down and the meal seemed promising, the appetizer was so good. But then it was like... More

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Des Moines IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

The chicken Speidini is absolutely fabulous. With no reservation on a saturday night at 7 we waited only 20 minutes. Our drinks were great, service was wonderful, food was terrific. It's a little pricey but it is so worth it. It's a quiet little resturant with the lights dimmed. It was wonderful for our anniversary.

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St. Louis, MO
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11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2009

Latin King has an old-style family restaurant feel, the kind where you feel like you're eating in a place with some history. We didn't have a reservation at 8:00pm on a Friday night but were whisked right to a table. The food came at us fairly fast, perhaps a bit too fast! Toasted Ravioli for the appetizer was excellent. House... More

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